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Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
utterly failed to address lance armstrong's dope, manty te'o's ungirlfriend, beyonce's prerecording and hillary clinton's glasses. after all, these are the stories that dominated airways, twitter feeds, and water cooler chats. earlier this week, my colleague reverend sharpton made an empassioned plea to avoid the distraction and made the focus at hand. i agree. we are in serious times and we have a responsibility to address them seriously, but i also want to make a case for having a little fun. when i was in grad school, i detested problem sets. i'd sit for hours working through one problem after another. often i ran out of energy and attention. then i learned a group of guys in my program worked together. their study sessions were including humor and basketball and sometimes with a wad of paper and a trash can. in the end, they accomplished more and dreaded the work less. they developed a strategy that tapped in to collaboration and renewal and playfulness as important elements of optimal problem solving. these are the tools we need in our politics, not distraction, but fun. the pr
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